The penny war continues between the 5 libraries in Green Lake County. People dug down into the couch cushions, and looked under the front seats of their cars to help us, the smallest of the 5 libraries, take first place for the 2nd week in a row with a total of $483.00 collected. Berlin is in 2nd place, and not that far behind, with a total of $389.05 collected. Princeton, Markesan, and Green Lake are in 3rd, 4th, and 5th spots. The war goes on until the end of July, with totals being posted each Monday on the library websites and Facebook pages.
Our “Rummage for Reading” table is back! Have you shopped there yet? You can find the most amazing deals, and that’s not even the best part about it. The best part is that all the money made from the “Rummage for Reading” table is used to buy new books. Want to help? Do you have new or gently used items that you just aren’t using anymore? Or you’ve had a rummage sale and have some things left over? Simply drop them off at the library during open hours. We’ll mark things if needed, and put them out on the table for sale.
"Lets Make Painting Contagious" will be our next fundraiser with donations being auctioned off in a silent auction, starting April 19th. We are looking for donations of anything painted. (A silo might not work, but it was very cool!) It could be a mirror though, or a pretty jar, a dresser, a rock. Anything painted (that you can carry into the library) would be an eligible entry. We do have some wooden chairs available if you would like to try your hand at that. Items can be turned in by Saturday, April 17th, and the bidding will begin the following Monday and go for two weeks.
The Piggly Wiggly in Markesan is doing a Round-Up for us!! That means if you shop there any time in the next 10 days and you round-up your bill the library gets the extra change. So for example, if your bill is $5.75 and you round-up to $6.00, the library gets a quarter. The Round-up runs until Sunday, January 17th. The money will be used for new books. Thank you in advance if you round-up and help us stock our shelves!